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Oral history interview with Margueritte Kimball, 1993 Mar. 1-Apr. 13

view Oral history interview with Margueritte Kimball, 1993 Mar. 1-Apr. 13 digital asset number 1
Interviewee:
Kimball, Margueritte Eleanor, 1906-1995
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.
Subject:
Cranbrook Academy of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes (150 min.) : analog.
Access Note / Rights:
Use requires an appointment.
Summary:
An interview of Margueritte Kimball conducted 1993 Mar. 10-Apr. 13, by Robert Brown, for the Archives of American Art, regarding her years at the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Kimball discusses her childhood in Clinton, Mass. and Nashua, N.H. in the family of a railroad employee; death of her father and move, in 1926, to Cambridge, Mass. where her mother worked as a milliner and opened a dressmaking business; training in bookkeeping; classes at Copley Society, Boston; enrollment at Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1942, and working as financial secretary there until 1968; and her friendship with Carl and Olga Milles. She recalls Eliel and Loja Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Zoltan Sepeshy, and many other teachers and students, and comments on students who attended via the G.I. Bill and on teacher-student relationship and administration of the Academy.
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Margueritte Kimball, 1993 Mar. 1-Apr. 13. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Biography Note:
Margueritte Eleanor Kimball (1906-1995) was a financial secretary at Cranbrook Academy of Art, in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art schools
Design
Handicraft
Interviews
Sound recordings
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12143
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215262
AAA_collcode_kimbal93
Theme:
Craft
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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